GMA Network’s Bubble Gang is celebrating their 22nd anniversary this November, and they’re taking the country’s longest-running gag show off to a different note.

This year, Bubble Gang is set to offer a two-part TV special on Nov. 17 (Fri) and 24 (Fri), featuring a live musical show called Parokya Bente Dos: A Laugh Story, featuring songs by Parokya Ni Edgar. At the Parokya Bente Dos: A Laugh Story press conference on Monday (Nov. 13), veteran star and creative director Michael V revealed that they chose Parokya Ni Edgar after seeing the similarities the show shares with the band. “Nagkaroon kami ng vocation, una ano ‘yung grupo na similar sa Bubble Gang so nahanap namin Parokya Ni Edgar and besides, medyo magkasingtagal, halos, hindi eksaktong magkasing tagal ‘yung career ng Bubble Gang tsaka ng banda pero very similar,” Micahel V said.

The Bubble Gang cast will perform fifteen Parokya songs that connect with the story line of the upcoming anniversary show. Music arranger Myke Salomon added that ten of these songs were tweaked for the show.

In a statement from GMA Network, the special will tell “the story of a simple guy named Bulong (Michael V), a die-hard fan who has built his dreams around an actress, Birdie Aguilar (Kim Domingo) and the countless adventures he had to go through in order to fulfill his life-long dream to be her leading man on and off screen.”

PHOTO: Courtesy of GMA Network